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[Bug 13240] Consider replacing <time> with <data>

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--- Comment #14 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-07-29 00:34:42 UTC ---
The problem with keeping <time> is that there's a bunch of similar cases that
we're not handling at all currently (other than with <meta>) that are
essentially identical but aren't <time>s:

 - dimensionless numbers (2.3)
 - numbers with units (5kg)
 - enumerated values, like months (February) or days of the week (Monday)

...etc. A new element for each of these is rather messy.

For some reason, many people are really not liking the <meta> solution. I don't
know why. (I often get people asking me how to mark up a number in microdata
and when I say <meta> they seem unhappy.)

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